Dallas Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Everything is “bigger” in Texas, from the state itself, to the cities, to the massive trucks on the highways every day. The amount of large trucks and other vehicles on the road has a drastic impact on the severity of all accidents in Texas, and most severely, motorcycle accidents. Throughout the Dallas area, these accidents often have severe repercussions as motorcyclists often cannot compete with a raised-up Ford F350 that comes barreling into their lane. If you have been injured on the Dallas roads as the result of a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact our Dallas motorcycle accident attorney at The Benton Law Firm.
Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
Texas is no stranger to motor vehicle accidents throughout the state, and unfortunately carries the lead throughout the United States in number of motor vehicle accidents and the number of fatalities stemming from motor vehicle accidents. While motorcyclists only make up a fraction of these numbers, motorcyclists are far more likely to be critically injured in an accident, and have a higher possibility of death from their injuries.
Motorcycle fatalities have been on the rise in Texas over the last decade, spurring new public service announcements on highways to “Share the Road” and “Look Twice.” Most car and truck drivers do not anticipate a motorcycle on the highway and change lanes if they do not see a larger vehicle in the lane, effectively running directly into a motorcyclist. Texas A&M University’s Transportation Institute conducted a study finding that in more than half of all motor vehicle accidents involving a motorcycle, the other driver failed to see the bike. While the number of motorcyclist fatalities decreased in 2012, the number (460) remains high. If you’ve lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, our compassionate Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer can help.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
It is difficult to imagine the scope of motorcycle injuries if you have not been in the place of a motorcyclist. Motorcycle accident injuries are often much more severe than injuries from car accidents because motorcyclists have so little to protect them on roads and highways. With speed limits reaching above 80 mph in some parts of the state, it is frightening to consider what type of damage can occur to a motorcyclist if a car crashes into them at a high rate of speed.
Our Dallas motorcycle accident attorney can help you recover compensation for your injuries which not only covers medical expenses, but all related expenses such as lost wages, unemployment, and pain and suffering. You should not be forced to cover all expenses when you were not responsible for the accident itself.
Passenger Vehicle Fatalities vs Motorcycle Fatalities 1975-2013
Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Contact a Dallas Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle collision, do not hesitate to contact the experienced attorney of the Benton Law Firm. Our Dallas personal injury attorney are well aware of how dangerous Dallas highways can become for motorcyclists and work tirelessly to ensure that your injuries are compensated for. Our attorney have years of experience in handling vehicle accident injuries. Contact our offices today at (214) 219-4878 for your initial free consultation.